Bolton Wanderers Match Preview

Last updated : 03 January 2005 By Brian Cartlidge

History of the Birmingham City v Bolton Wanderers fixture

Blues prepare to entertain Bolton Wanderers at St. Andrew's on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record against The Trotters on home soil. The Blues are clearly on top, having won 30 and lost only 12 of the 56 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Andrew's was less than a year ago, in March 2004, with Blues running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 25 SepBolton Wdrs.1 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Sat 06 MarBirmingham C.2-0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2003/2004Sat 25 OctBolton Wdrs.0 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Sat 01 FebBolton Wdrs.4 - 2Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Sat 02 NovBirmingham C.3 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2000/2001Fri 13 AprBolton Wdrs.2 - 2Birmingham C.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 04 NovBirmingham C.1 - 1Bolton Wdrs.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Blues have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, These games have seen them score just 7 goals, though they have conceded only 4.

Bolton Wanderers have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the The Trotters have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blues are currently just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 26 points from their 21 games played so far, Bolton Wanderers find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 24 points from their 21 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham City640212812
Bolton Wanderers60155111

STB prediction ...

Blues have not exactly set the world alight at St. Andrew's in the first part of the season, but I am quietly confident that they can ease past an out-of-sorts Bolton side in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham CityUnbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Bolton WanderersLost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 10 most recent games.

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